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Old 08-30-13, 07:52 AM
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Suggestions for Sub $50 MTB shorts

I'm looking for some MTB shorts that have a close fit and are a little stretchy and light weight. I wear compression shorts so I don't need a liner. I don't need lots of pockets or fancy features. Velcro waist adjustment would be good. And I like black.

I don't want to spend more than $50

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-30-13, 11:15 AM
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The velcro adjuster is going to be a real problem in that price range, even on sale. You'll also find that nearly all shorts have a liner with chamois included, but if pedal in the saddle a lot you might like the chamois liner more than compression shorts.

I have a pair of Jett shorts-- sorry, I can't recall which specific model right now (at work)-- which do have velcro adjusters but they are very baggy DH/FR shorts. I also have a pair of closer fitting Royal SP 247 shorts that have a ratchet, which isn't velcro but probably achieves the same thing. I bought them about a week ago for $48+shipping from Art's Cyclery but sales like that tend to go quick.
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What a weird coincidence. Some marketing fluff just appeared in my inbox and in it was this: http://www.jensonusa.com/!fCAeOb3tDJ...archer-Short-1

  • Front Zipper, Snap Waist, and Adjustable Velcro Waist
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^^ Wow, that's got all the bells and whistles. Two legs too!
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the text on Jenson's site is just a tad over the top. but hey! velcro.
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REI has some closeout sales on their stuffs round about nowish.
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